Regionally and Internationally

The EFB aims to address the hunger issue on an international level, not solely in Egypt. Hunger is a universally prevalent issue that affects millions, and causes an inimitable amount of deaths around the world. In other cases where hunger does not necessarily lead to death, millions are left enduring the harships of numerous malnutrition diseases. 
If simply the immense amount of food being wasted worldwide was saved and given to the less previlieged, a significant percentage of the people suffering from this issue would be saved from death and hunger. For that reason, the EFB voluntarily shares its experience in fighting hunger by promoting the concept of “saving the food wastage in order to have no hunger” regionally as well as internationally.

By getting back to well known organizations like FAO, World Bank and the National Resources Institute, a significant study called “The Case of Food Waste and Losses” has been completed, indicating the following:
Total retail & consumer level food loss reaches:
Grain products 43%
Seafood 59%
Fruits & Vegetables 64%
Meat 25%
Milk 21%
Average food loss percentage 42%
*Source: Food and Agriculture Organization 2001*
Hunger percentage Vs average lost & wasted food %:

Total Population

( Billion)

Total Hunger (Million) Hunger Percentage (%) Average Food Loss
2007 6.6585 850 12.77 42.4%
2008 6.7372 920 13.66
2009 6.85158 1025 15.04
2010 6.8944 925 13.42
2011 6.9737 1020 14.63
Source : World Bank and FAO study
Based on the above information, the EFB started working on one of its main pillars, the “Anti-Food Wastage” in cooperation with the Egyptian Hotels Association. Through this protocol the EFB aims to collect the remaining UNTOUCHED food on trays in hotel events and restaurant buffets in organized foil trays, in order to be distributed and delivered to the nearest underprivilged cases in the surrounding area. Otherwise these substansial quantities of food are going to be thrown away on daily basis despite the fact that there are people in the same area are suffering from hunger problems.

Our achievements from this protocol has been as follows:
Year Average meals saved and distributed per month (million)
2006 1.22
2007 5.4
2008 11
2009 17
2010 17.2
2011 15
2012 15.5
As a result of the latter achievements the EFB chose to share its experience regionally and internationally with regard to this program, which were initiated in the following Food Banks:
  •     Lebanese Food bank
  •     Jordanian Food Bank
  •     Saudi Food Bank
  •     Iraqi Food Bank
  •     Syrian Food Bank
  •     Tunisian Food Bank
  •     Mauritanian Food Bank
And Other Food Banks in Egypt:

In order to assist further in providing food for the underprivileged and ensure they live a decent life, other charity banks were initiated to serve other needs such as curing diseases, providing clothing and work vacancies.
These charity banks have been launched under the following names:
  •     Egyptian Cure Bank
  •     Egyptian Clothes Bank
  •     Egyptian Hope Bank


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